A Chicago man was arrested after he allegedly fled at a high rate of speed from police during a traffic stop in Lake Forest and crashed in Lake Bluff, police said.
Martell Wilson, 26, of Chicago, was charged with aggravated fleeing and eluding, driving under the influence of alcohol, possession of cannabis by a driver and speeding.
A police report said officers were conducting traffic enforcement duties on Route 41 around 1:50 a.m. on March 18.
Officers attempted a traffic stop on an orange Ford Escape after observing the vehicle driving 93 mph in a 55 mph zone.
The officers noticed several lane violations, indicating the driver was possibly under the influence of a substance, the report said.
Officers were able to stop the vehicle and speak to the driver, who was identified as Wilson.
Officers smelled alcohol coming from Wilson’s breath while speaking with him, the report said. He was also demonstrating signs of impairment.
Officers attempted to get Wilson to exit the Ford but he ignored their commands and started the car.
Wilson drove off northbound on Route 41 at a high rate of speed, the report said.
Lake Bluff police officers quickly located the Ford after it crashed at the intersection of Route 41 and Washington Avenue.
They arrested Wilson, who submitted to chemical breath testing, which showed a blood alcohol content of 0.101.
Police located several plastic bags containing cannabis along with a digital scale commonly used to weigh cannabis prior to selling it, the report said.
Wilson was transported to the Lake Forest Police Department where he was processed on the charges.
Wilson was later transported to the Lake County Jail and appeared in bond court.
A judge ordered him held on a $40,000 bond and he was released after posting 10%.
He is scheduled to appear in court again on April 10.